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rick janzen
03-27-2012, 12:14 PM
Here's a little painting I just finished. I usually paint landscapes and such, but my wife asked if I would do some bird painting. I must admit I did find it enjoyable and am planning to do a few more. Painted on a 8x10 canvas board with Acrylics.


03-27-2012, 01:08 PM
Your wife is wise in suggesting that. Hope you'll listen and make many more. I guess it is due to your land scape painting that the painting here is so harmonious and the colours so strong. Very nice. :-) Best regards Henning

03-27-2012, 02:37 PM
It's gorgeous. I like it :thumbsup:

03-27-2012, 03:07 PM
really well done, it's beautiful!

03-27-2012, 08:20 PM
Outstanding bird painting. Sings to the viewer in a very natural appeal. I hope this first is the start of many more to come.

03-27-2012, 09:15 PM
Really beautiful work! Especially for your first wildlife painting, this is great. :) Your colors are just lovely.

03-27-2012, 10:29 PM

K Taylor-Green
03-27-2012, 10:48 PM
Very well done!

Dave Hawk
03-27-2012, 11:31 PM
This is something to be proud of. Capturing the evening light gives this a very calming tranquil softness, colors ate well thought out. Nice job. I for one would like to see more.

rick janzen
03-28-2012, 01:33 AM
Thank you all for such positive comments. This was an interesting project to do. I've sat and watched these Sparrows in our yard for years, but never thought to paint them ( I have been taking pictures though). I took some time to check out your websites and am very impressed with the quality of work. Today I worked on putting together a layout for a new painting of of some Big Horn Sheep, I'll start work on it tomorrow. Thanks again.

03-28-2012, 02:02 AM
Beautiful work!!

03-28-2012, 08:13 AM
It's wonderful! Very sweet and serene

03-28-2012, 08:38 AM
Well done Rick

03-28-2012, 03:25 PM
Very well done, your wife is a wise woman, as her suggestion has just brought you to a widening of your artistic path! Great work and I look forward to your Big Horn Sheep painting!

03-28-2012, 03:26 PM
Lovely painting and I love all the contrasting use of colour.....

online art
03-28-2012, 03:30 PM
Cracker Rick - looking forwards to seeing more :)

04-01-2012, 04:27 PM

04-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Very nice. Birds are fun to paint and to look at.

04-01-2012, 11:15 PM
How very sweet! Well done, nice lighting!